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Microsoft Azure Pros & Cons: Active Directory

Active directory (AD) can be an essential component of an IT infrastructure. In fact, active directory is used by about 90% of Global Fortune 1000 companies. AD is a directory service that’s provided by Microsoft and runs on Windows servers. What makes Azure AD unique is that it’s a specific Microsoft product. Azure AD is not the only directory solution available, so how do you know if it will fit your business’s IT needs?


Active Directory: Everything you Always Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Microsoft Active Directory is one of the most popular directory services. As of November 2017, it was being used in 12.8 million organizations with 950 million users, as stated by Alex Simons, director of Program Management for the Microsoft Identity Division. Initially previewed in 1999, Active Directory (AD) became so ubiquitous that it was later a general term for other similar services.


Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) decoded for beginners

If you are a beginner on your Active Directory (AD) learning journey, then you must have stumbled upon the term LDAP. It’s quite possible that you feel a little lost trying to understand this concept. The objective of this blog is to get you comfortable with LDAP and more confident about your AD learning journey. To begin with, let’s address the subject head-on! What is LDAP?


A practical approach to Active Directory Domain Services, Part 10: A study into Group Policies and AD

We have covered a plethora of topics on Active Directory (AD) in parts one to nine of this series on Active Directory Domain Services. In this final and 10th part, we will look at one other crucial aspect of AD—Group Policies and Group Policy Objects (GPOs). We will discuss what Group Policies are and what role GPOs play in the effective setup of any AD environment.


What is Azure Active Directory?

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a comprehensive cloud-based platform used around the world. It is an identity provider and access management service. If a company employs OneDrive, Skype, or Outlook, they are already using Azure in some capacity. Similarly, if a company uses Microsoft Teams or other applications in the Microsoft Office Suite, they are accessing them by logging into Azure AD.


New Active Directory Integration features in Ubuntu 22.04 (part 4) - Scripts execution

In this article we will focus on how you can use Active Directory to schedule startup, shutdown, login or logout scripts on your managed desktops through ADsys. In this area, as well as for all the other new features delivered by ADsys, we tried to offer a user experience as close as possible to the native one available in Microsoft Windows, with the aim of enabling IT admins to reuse the same knowledge and tools they acquired over the years to manage Ubuntu desktops.


Spot PC: Azure AD direct join for the win!

Virtual desktops solutions – including Spot PC, Windows 365 , Azure Virtual Desktop – rely on directory services to authenticate users and provide access to assigned resources. For many years, traditional Active Directory instances have provided these services. With modern cloud based virtual desktops this configuration has created complexity and challenges, most related to the fact that Active Directory originated on-premise and contained many configuration options over the years.